In what has unfortunately become a common theme in recent history, the Kentucky Wildcats blew a huge first half lead again. They lost a massive 35-10 lead last night to fall to Southern Miss, 44-35. While the loss is disappointing, there are certainly positives to take away from game one.
Drew Barker shined in the first half making all the right plays, finding receivers for huge yardage and being smart by throwing the ball away when necessary. And of course, we can’t ignore how good the secondary looked in the first half. It was hard to tell if So. Miss quarterback Nick Mullens was aiming for his receivers or Kentucky defenders with all the interceptions they had. The loss is rather disheartening, but now it’s on to Florida, and the attempt to end the horrific losing streak the Cats have against them.
Tweet of the day
The most Kentucky football thing ever would be to lay this egg and then somehow win at Florida with a WR at QB or something.— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) September 4, 2016
One can only hope
Several of the reasons why Saturday’s loss was bad - SB Nation. Not all of the bad things are listed, just some.
Ex-Wildcat Towles beaten in debut at Boston College - KentuckySports. It was not a good day for current of former Wildcats.
Mark Stoops’ comments after the game - Courier-Journal. Stoops gave credit to So. Miss, said the fans deserved better.
Game rewind - Courier-Journal. A recap of all the big plays of the game.
Tim Tebow tabbed Drew Barker as a Saturday star before the game - 247 Sports. He certainly wasn’t wrong when it came to the first half.
Other sports news
Alabama routs USC, realizes they may have two good quarterbacks - ESPN. The Crimson Tide have had a revolving door of quarterbacks lately, but this year Saban may have trouble settling on just one because he has multiple good options.
Nebraska’s tribute to late punter Sam Foltz will hit you right in the heart - ESPN. The Cornhuskers lined up to punt without a punter, and let the play clock hit zero.
Wisconsin upsets LSU at Lambeau Field - Detroit Free Press. There were plenty of Lambeau Leaps to go around after the game, as Wisconsin pulled off the upset in Green Bay.
Denver Broncos cut quarterback Mark Sanchez - USA Today. Sanchez was released, but was immediately picked up by the Dallas Cowboys.
Colin Kaepernick makes the cut, but will not start - ESPN. Chip Kelly is going with Blaine Gabbert on Week 1.
Vikings acquire Sam Bradford from Eagles - CBS Sports. Bradford will be filling in for the injured Teddy Bridgewater this season.
Pokemon Go is adding a buddy system - PCmag. Become best digital friends with your Snorlax; whatever that is.